Armijo Trail and Faulty Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Crest, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Did it about ten days ago. Beautiful and not difficult.
Just did this today. The first part reminded me of hiking on the east coast. But, the full loop was 5.8 miles, per my Sports Tracker app. They did just re-locate Faulty trail where it hits Armijo, but I don't know where the old intersection was to know if that is why it is longer.
Great to get back to this altitude and smell the pines
Very rewarding loop trail. moderately difficult due to elevation gain and length, but quite doable. Recommend clockwise direction. The drop into the Canyon at end of Faulty trail is pretty steep and really beautiful. Lots of streams and wildflowers. Excellent trails.
Steeper than expected; not enough signs on trail; sometimes it was hard to tell if we were still on the intended loop. Very muddy/slippery at places in the rain.